As a membership association, leadership holds themselves accountable to a high degree of transparency in all things including SAVMA policies. All policies are published here for public and membership access. Policies are developed and approved by committees before being approved by the board of directors. This process ensures the maximum number of subject matter experts have reviewed documents for clarity, ease of use, relevance, intent and accuracy. Questions from members are encouraged through our contact form.
Types of Policies
All corporations, nonprofit or for profit corporations have policies that establish the way the organization will operate and behave. Government entities mandate policies such as, conflict of interest policies, and whistleblower policies. By comparison, associations establish standard policies such as code of ethics, or competency standards.
SAVMA Meeting Minutes
Association Policies and Transparency
Additional information about association transparency is available from the American Society of Association Executives.